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AFTER WAR – Berlin
26. February @ 21:00 – 22:00
Remarkable performance explorers the aftermath of war with young Korean actors and actors from Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium in Holstebro
AFTER WAR brings the claustrophobic world of war and human decay to the audience. To the time after a war, any war, that was fought in a foreign country against an alien nation.
Something sets of the mechanism of global war. One man’s death. A single shot fired. Rape. Setting a book on fire. Some simple mistake. A foolish act. Just a haircut. Something in the past that we just could’ve let go.
East and west meets in AFTER WAR. Two languages and two cultures with each of their own story. Through distorted images the audience is pulled into the silent terror of war, where killing for what you fight for is normality.
AFTER WAR is based on the alienation on both sides of the battleground. We are drawn into a soldier’s nightmare, where the dead comes alive, and reality is no longer the same. Dreams take over the day and memory become a ghost untamable and out of grasp.
After war comes peace. But a peace with deprivation, guilt, and the search for meaning and forgiveness.
In AFTER WAR Asia and Europa meets each other. Both in content and setting, musically and linguistically.
The AFTER WAR co-production consists of a new constellation of artists at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium and the performance group Moon of Asia. Young artists who only know the history of war through image, footage, and writings, with a common aim to create an artistic bridge between past and present.
AFTER WAR is part of a three-year (2019-2021) collaboration with the support of Asia Culture Center (ACC) of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. From 2022 the Asia Culture Center Foundation (ACCF) and Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium are jointly distributing performances.
AFTER WAR plays Sunday 26th of February at 9 p.m. at Theaterforum Kreuzberg.
Director: Søs Banke
Co-director: Dong Il Lee
Actors: Donghyuk Choi, Haejoon Park, Petra Banke og Juraj Benko
Musical producer and sound designer: Petra Banke
Musical producer of the prologue, musician and sound designer: WooJoo Lee
Musician and assistant director: Sangjun Moon
Planning: Asia Culture Center Foundation, Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret
Production: Asia Culture Center, Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret, Korea Perfomance Producers Association
Tickets are 15 € for adults and 7 € kr. for students, seniors etc.Book tickets here.